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According to The Canadian Food Inspection Agency,
Circle City Marketing and Distributing doing business as Candy Dynamics, Indianapolis, IN, is issuing a voluntary recall of all Toxic Waste® brand Nuclear Sludge® Chew Bars, all flavors, Net wt. 0.7 oz (20 g) package. The product is imported from Pakistan.
A recent test performed by the California Department of Public Health has indicated that a lot (#8288A) of the cherry flavor of the above-listed product contains elevated levels of lead (0.24 parts per million; the U.S. FDA tolerance is 0.1 ppm) that potentially could cause health problems, particularly for infants, small children, and pregnant women.
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Of course, looking at the ingredient list, 2.4 times the maximum allowance for lead might be the least of the Pakistani candy's problems. Ingredients in order of importance are sugar, corn syrup and hydrogenated palm kernel oil. Sounds yummy! But it is all OK, because Toxic Waste Candy Sponsors a cleaner planet!
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